Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
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Tuesday: Also, on top of having to go to the library to look up information, when I hand in my essays we are not allowed to hand them in class or use blackboard. We have to physically take our papers to the department building and get a receipt so there is proof we submitted our paper. This way you won't get an F if they lose it (which I know is common). So today I made the long ...
... 8217;s that iconic symbol of Ireland; an old bicycle leaning against a thatched cottage with the red half door open and the slightly pudgy Irish woman leaning out the top and shouting “Top o the morning to ye”. It’s the reason small rental cars come screeching to a stop every time they pass a thatched cottage – because there aren’t that many of them. Well there are plenty of them in the Southeast, just usually no pudgy Irish woman hanging out the door. ...
... He owned a shoe store and his surname was Fitzgerald. We found a shop in the man street called Fitzgerald’s- they sold men’s clothes. I spoke to a chap who said their was a shoe shop in the main street of Cork up until recently called Fitzgerald’s. He said it could have very well been the same as most businesses regained their traditional name. Would be amazing if it ...
... that with the chocolate chips my mom sent me to bake with for Christmas and I am all set now!
I had to work most of the days Julie was here but we still initially found time to go do things after I got off. A few days after she got to Ireland though Julie got really sick! She had to stay in New Year’s Eve and sleep so I met some friends at the bar around the corner and called it an early night. Awesome. The next adventure we went on was a hospital ...
... I wake them up as we get close to Dublin's Heuston Station. We walk about a mile from the Station to O’Connell Street to catch the number 10 bus back to UCD. The weather in Dublin is much better than in Cork; about 60 and sunny. The surrounding Wicklow Mountains must hold the rain off. We just miss a bus and wait 15 minutes for the next. UCD is the last stop, about a 15 minute ride. Jay happens to be on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa Clonakilty
I did not stay at the hotel but I had a day spa break and so used the bar and spa facilities. I found the spa staff very friendly and unobtrusive. They made me feel really relaxed and unself-conscious, no mean feat when you are having seaweed daubed all over your practically naked body! The spa is very good value for money as you can buy day or afternoon packages which both entitle you to two or more treatments and the use of the thalasso pool, sauna, gym and relaxation room from 8 to 8! A very enjoyable break!
I treated my husband to a surprise weekend at the Inchydoney Hotel 2 years ago. It cost a fortune, but it was a special birthday, so I felt it was well worth it. The hotel itself is lovely - our room was spacious and very comfortable. The reception staff were dreadful and a major let-down of the hotel. Anytime we went to the reception staff, there were 1 or 2 staff on duty there, always on the phone chatting with friends and they would leave us standing there without even making eye contact. When they did see to us, it was obvious that they were annoyed we were there at all, interrupting their chat.. Breakfast was so-so. The first morning, we had Full Irish which had been sitting around for quite some time. The second morning we ordered fresh fish from the menu which thankfully was cooked fresh for us. All in all, we enjoyed our weekend and will return again. Hopefully by then the reception staff will have improved by then, or even better maybe replaced. The porter is worth a mention - a lovely guy. Great sense of humour and very helpful. Obviously he had been there a long time. Also, the restaurant staff were lovely.
I spent my coming of age ( 50 years ) here, and the tranquil setting was fantastic. We did eat in the restaurant, but the food was too rich, and nouveau. Also we had a bad experience in the spa, having stupidly booking up our treatments the day after an Irish world cup match. Half of the staff failed to turn up! What did I really expect. However we were compensated and it did not detract from the stay. The beach walks were great, and a stroll into clonakilty helped work up a thirst. When I can afford it, I will go back
My wife and two young daughters spent 3 nights here in the week before Easter. We found the service to be generally excellent - friendly and attentive from staff, many of whom seem to be from countries that have newly joined the European Union.
Got Married in this hotel and could'nt recommand a better hotel in Ireland. Location, Service, food, rooms, view...the list goes on and on...
If you are anywhere near Cork, give this one a vist...you won't be disapointed!
My father is a wheelchair user and has recently returned from the Inchydoney after a 3 night break. After reasurrance from 3 different employees we were told the hotel was disabled friendly, they arrived to find the lift broken which meant my mother and father had to have their breakfast in the Bistro. This hotel is not disable friendly, no access possibe to the Spa amenities due to the steps that lead to it and also problems with the side entrances. All in all a very disappointing and expensive trip. Please also note this hotel will not take switch cards as payment which meant my parents had difficulty settling the bill. Very disappointing throughout.
Great location - awful service
This hotel is in the most amazing location, beautiful beaches. However, the hotel is meant to be 4* but the service is most definitely not.
Having tried to order drinks there, eat in the bar, order tea/coffee - it is a nightmare. There is no visible management - expect to wait up to 40 mins for your drink to arrive, and an hour or so for the most basic of food.
Overall the experience is poor and disappointing.
Peace and Quiet in Southern Ireland
Well, this was a find. After some time in Cork and then a sojourn in Kinsale, I found this place by accident. A lovely, understated spa and lodge right on the beach, with views and de-stressing moments.
Certainly felt right at home, meeting some surfers, while taking a morning walk. The pub is wonderful, good stew and Murphy's to boot. The restaurant was lovely, with sea motifs and fabulous food. There's a drawing room where the guests can drink and enjoy a good book, conversation, a pot of tea, or some games. Hate to even write about this find, but it's a wonderful place to stay if you're touring Ireland. Or, if you're on business like me and don't even have a car, it's worth the taxi from Kinsale.
Out of this world
Beautiful hotel, great staff, all rooms have amazing sea views - outstanding location. Well worth a visit.
Aboslutely fantastic location and superb service - couldn't be better